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Tips for Preventing Snowmachine Injury

Tips for Preventing Snowmachine Injury

If you are like many of us winter thrill seekers, freshly fallen powder is an open invitation for snowmobiling. Snowmobiling is an exhilarating and enjoyable sport. In some cases, a day out on the trail can turn dangerous. In order to prevent injuries and have a great day out in the snow, here are some tips for preventing snowmobile (snowmachine) injury.

Preventing Snowmobile Injuries

Know your machine: Whether you are an avid rider or weekend warrior, always become familiar with the snowmobile you ride. Read your manual and preform safety checks before each ride.

Mind local regulations: Snowmobile operating regulations can vary, but all are put in place to help you avoid a dangerous situation. Be sure to check the riding regulations in your area.

Check your gear: Always check your gear for wear and tear before a ride. If your helmet or gloves don't seem up to par, it is better to replace them before your excursion than incur injury due to inadequate equipment.

Take your tool kit/First Aid kit: Always carry a small tool kit with the essentials such as an adjustable wrench, screwdriver, and tape. A First Aid kit can get you out of a jam long enough to make it back to civilization and to the hospital if need be.

Watch the weather: Never ride at night, the inability to see or for others to see you is extremely dangerous. In addition, always check the weather report before you head out; a winter storm can creep up before you know it and catch you off guard.

Know the terrain: Map your route and always keep an eye out for trail obstructions like rocks or fallen tree limbs.

Stay sober: Save the drinking for after your ride, when you are home nice and cozy by the fire.

At Power and Brown we understand a day of fun can sometimes result in devastating injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a snowmobiling incident, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you secure compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress.